Double Life

Razia

Book 1
Sun's Golden Ray Publishing
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 Piracy is a game. How much are you worth?


Since she was a little girl, everyone - from her father to the Great Creator himself - told Lyssa Peate the same thing: she's worthless. But when she becomes the pirate bounty hunter Razia, she can see the price tag on her own head. Employed by one of the four pirate syndicates, she uses bank transactions and her considerable wits to capture rival members. At least, she would be if Razia's boss ever gave her a chance. It's a man’s world, and all she’s allowed to hunt are purse snatchers while she languishes on probation.

To pay the bills, she's stuck in her old life as Lyssa, discovering and analyzing distant planets and selling them for cash. She's doing just enough to stay out of trouble, pretending to be continuing her father's mysterious research while away for long periods of time. Her slimy boss is always asking questions and even assigns one of her younger brothers, Vel, to intern with her. Already struggling to keep the balance between her double lives, she tries everything to rid herself of the kid...

...until the universal police mistake Lyssa’s intern for Razia's hostage

Double Life is the first in a four-book, new adult space opera series that readers call "well-written, entertaining, and engaging" with "a healthy dose of snark."

Those that love The Razia Series also love: Space Pirates, Bounty Hunters, Firefly, Cowboy Bebop, Space Westerns, Strong Female Characters, 

Additional Keywords: Colonization, Exploration, Science Fiction Series, Tales, Novel, Family Siblings, New Adult

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About the author

 S. Usher Evans is an author, blogger, and witty banter aficionado. Born in a small, suburban town in northwest Florida, she was seventeen before she realized that not all beach sand is white. From a young age, she has always been a long-winded individual, first verbally (to the chagrin of her ever-loving parents) and then eventually channeled into the many novels that dotted her Windows 98 computer in the early 2000's. After high school, she got the hell outta dodge and went to school near the nation's capital, where she somehow landed jobs at National Geographic, Discovery Channel, and the British Broadcasting Corporation, capping off her educational career with delivering the commencement address to 20,000 of her closest friends. She determined she'd goofed off long enough with that television nonsense and got a "real job" as an IT consultant. Yet she continued to write, developing 20 page standard operating procedures and then coming home to write novels about bounty hunters, teenage magic users, and other nonsense. After a severe quarter life crisis at age 27, she decided to finally get a move on and share those novels with the world in hopes that she will never have to write another SOP again.

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Publisher
Sun's Golden Ray Publishing
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Published on
Jun 12, 2014
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Pages
335
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ISBN
9781311400321
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
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Lyssa Peate is living a double life as a planet discovering scientist and a space pirate bounty hunter. Unfortunately, neither life is going so hot... 

This omnibus edition of The Razia Series features all four full-length novels of the Razia Series, plus the prequel novella Beginnings and the seven Razia short stories. 

Double Life, Book 1 in the Razia Series - Dr. Lyssa Peate is living a double life as a space pirate bounty hunter and planet-discovering scientist. Unfortunately neither life is going so hot. She's the least wanted pirate in the universe, and her new scientist intern is definitely spying on her. And just when things couldn't get worse--that intern is mistaken for her hostage by the Universal Police. 

Alliances, Book 2 in the Razia Series - Lyssa Peate has a tenuous balance on her double lives--until fireball government investigator Lizbeth Carter comes barreling into them. Lizbeth blackmails Lyssa into helping investigate a strange string of activity, uncovering a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of the Universal Government. 

Conviction, Book 3 in the Razia Series - Clink, Razia's in trouble. Captured by a fellow pirate, she finds herself back to square one and begins to question whether the path she's chosen is the correct one. 

Fusion, Book 4 in the Razia Series - Just when things had evened out for Lyssa Peate, the Great Creator drops a big surprise in her lap. Now she's facing the biggest decision of her life and wonders if she truly isn't worthy of the life she's always wanted. 

Beginnings, a Razia novella prequel - Journey back to before Double Life and see how a spunky eleven-year-old student convinced an infamous pirate to let her join his crew. 

Sage Teon and the Fake Diamond Heist, a Razia short story - Sage has a problem. He's got to break through an impenetrable security system to retrieve some fake diamonds, while at the same time keeping his crew from tearing each other apart. 

Sage Teon and the "L" word, a Razia short story - See the events from Double Life from Sage's perspective. 

Lizbeth Carter has a Hunch, a Razia short story - Lizbeth Carter is suffocating under the pressures of her boring government job. But when her gut tells her to look into a string of mysterious acts, she finds herself face to face with a bounty hunter. 

A Day in the Life of John Harms, a Razia short story - Join John Harms, pirate informant, on a regular day buying and selling information about piracy's most wanted. 

Vel Peate and the Planetary Survival Course, a Razia short story - Vel's preparing for three months alone on a planet. Good thing he's got a lot of older siblings to learn from. 

Lyssa and Sage and the First Few Weeks, a Razia short story - Life's hard with a newborn, and even harder when there's unresolved relationship issues. 

Lyssa and Sage and the Curious Question, a Razia short story - Set four years after the end of Fusion, Lyssa's fielding uncomfortable questions from her daughter about her and Sage's relationship. 


Those that love The Razia Series also love: Space Pirates, Bounty Hunters, Firefly, Cowboy Bebop, Space Westerns, Strong Female Characters, 

Additional Keywords: Colonization, Exploration, Science Fiction Series, Tales, Novel, Family Siblings, New Adult

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